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Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

Yes: ... Can be helpful. Mostly it's important to avoid activities that "provoke" symptoms.
Trigger finger/thumb is really a tendon irritation that may need medical care if it persists or interferes with function. If your finger/thumb "locks" in a bent or straight position, you really should seek medical evaluation and care.
The problem is much more common in diabetics and arthritics. ...Read more

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Trigger Finger (Definition)

A common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping, or locking of thei finger flexor tendon, associated ...Read more


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I took a cortison shot to cure my trigger finger, what is the best I can do to avoid having it again?

I took a cortison shot to cure my trigger finger, what is the best I can do to avoid having it again?

Trigger finger: There is no good explanation for why someone will develop a trigger finger. Because of this I'm afraid I don't know of anything you can do to prevent one. ...Read more

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Will wearing a cast cure trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Miil heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anti-inflammatories placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clinical presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more

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What is the best cure for trigger finger, my thumb is stuck & painful?

What is the best cure for trigger finger, my thumb is stuck & painful?

Cortisone: Try a cortisone shot. If that doesn't work then you know you need the small surgery. ...Read more

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I have difficulty opening my trigger finger in the morning. The muscle for it may be inflamed. I do emails like a machine. What is the cure for it?

I have difficulty opening my trigger finger in the morning. The muscle for it may be inflamed. I do emails like a machine. What is the cure for it?

Injection: Typically a stubborn trigger finger that repeatedly "sticks" or "clicks" and/or may be painful can be alleviated with a local injection of cortisone within the tendon sheath. This is a simple office procedure that can be performed by most orthopedic or hand specialists. ...Read more

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I have what is called a trigger finger. My doctor sent me to the emergency room when my finger locked. What should I do to cure trigger fingers?

I have what is called a trigger finger. My doctor sent me to the emergency room when my finger locked. What should I do to cure trigger fingers?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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Falling apart! Got trigger finger l thumb. I have excruciating pain in the inner joint bone on my thumb <⬅️. Pls help me cure this trigger finger.

Falling apart! Got trigger finger l thumb. I have excruciating pain in the inner joint bone on my thumb <⬅️. Pls help me cure this trigger finger.

Trigger finger: A true trigger finger, named so because it appears that you have your finger placed on the trigger of a gun, usually needs surgical correction. This can be performed by an orthopedist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you treat "trigger finger"?

How do you treat "trigger finger"?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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How can I straighten trigger finger?

How can I straighten trigger finger?

Surgery: Trigger finger developes due to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease. Sometimes responds to steroid injection but frequently requires surgical release of the pulley to allow for tendon glide allowing finger to straighten. If triggering is chronic this can cause ligament contracture at pip joint limiting joint extension. See hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have trigger finger, what's best to do?

I have trigger finger, what's best to do?

Corticosteroid shot: Corticosteroid injections are often beneficial in relieving the painful clicking or locking of trigger fingers/thumbs. Consult your hand surgeon. Occasionally, surgical intervention is needed in those cases where corticosteroid injections are not particularly helpful. ...Read more

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Best for trigger finger in both pinkies?

Best for trigger finger in both pinkies?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and inflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection ...Read more

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In what way can I treat my trigger finger?

In what way can I treat my trigger finger?

2 main options: Surgical release of the a1 pulley or steroid injection are the two primary modes of treatment. No home remedies. Seek care of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Yes: Develops secondary to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmer crease of the finger involved. Can be due to inflammation around the tendons or constriction of the pulley this can be painful due to the inflammatory reaction or degree of locking. But not all the time. ...Read more

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What do I do if I keep getting trigger finger?

Options: With chronic trigger finger unresponsive to conservative care options are steroid injection versus surgical release of the a1 pulley. Seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trigger finger?

What is the definition or description of: trigger finger?

Severe Tendonitis: Trigger finger is a common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular (a1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger. ...Read more

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Is the surgery for trigger finger recommended?

Is the surgery for trigger finger recommended?

Sometimes: Surgery has excellent results in relieving trigger finger. Occasionally patients will respond to conservative management such as steroid injections and do not require further treatment. Patients with diabetes generally do not respond as well from injections and require surgery more often than those without diabetes. Other options include endoscopic and percutaneous release. ...Read more

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What can I do for trigger finger and diabetes?

What can I do for trigger finger and diabetes?

Low carb diet: Insulin is an anabolic hormone and therefore can contribute to excessive growth of connective tissue. Reduce your carbs, this will reduce your Insulin and help reduce growth of excess connective tissue and help your trigger finger. ...Read more

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Do I need to get surgery if I have a trigger finger?

Do I need to get surgery if I have a trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Sometimes surgery is required. A cortisone injection may relieve the problem without surgery. ...Read more

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Could you advise me on a "trigger finger" operation?

See a hand surgeon: Trigger finger symptoms can be bothersome and progressive. While many will resolve with steroid injection alone, some require surgical release. The a1 pulley is the structure that is released in this procedure allowing the tendon to glide freely. ...Read more

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What daily exercises do you suggest for trigger finger?

What daily exercises do you suggest for trigger finger?

Yes and No: Surgery is the truly option with the best success rate. Steroid injections help but are temporary, weaken the joint and tissue and bone, and become less effective over time. Discuss the best options, even occupational hand therapy, with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the average cost of trigger finger release surgery?

What is the average cost of trigger finger release surgery?

Hard to say, but: Look for a hand surgeon who does the procedure with local anaesthesia in his office. This avoids the extra cost of hospital or surgery center facility fee and avoids the anaesthesia fee. It is like going to the dentist. Since it is done in the office, you and the doctor can agree on a fee. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal trigger finger after surgery?

How long does it take to heal trigger finger after surgery?

About 2 weeks:: Once release is done, I encourage my patients to exercise/move the affected finger to prevent any adhesions to form between the tendon and its sheath, and to regain full range of motion.
The incision takes 12-14 days to heal, so sutures are taken out then. ...Read more

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What is myofasial release? How is it used for trigger finger, if at all?

What is myofasial release? How is it used for trigger finger, if at all?

OMT Technique: Myofascial release is an osteopathic manipulative treatment used by dos to relieve strain/restriction in muscle & its surrounding tissue (fascia). Strain keeps the tissue "stuck" in 1 position, making it harder to move in that position. Different ways to do it. It is often done by moving the tissue the way it wants to go, which in turn frees up the strain. Can be used to treat most restrictions. ...Read more

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Mild trigger finger symptoms. What can I do to prevent it from getting worse?

Minimize trauma: Minimize ongoing trauma to hand. Limit repetitive aggressive motion but continue to work on gentle range of motion of affected finger. Might consider wearing an extension wrist brace or buddy tape finger during sleep to limit triggering. Ice, nsaid, massage over palmer flexion crease to flatten tendon/ inflammation. Go see physician if locks frequently or stays locked. Injection? Surgery? ...Read more

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If the trigger finger is not operated, what sort of complications will I face?

If the trigger finger is not operated, what sort of complications will I face?

Stiffness: If the trigger finger goes on too long you can develop permanent stiffness and/or contracture in the finger. ...Read more

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Pinky finger is locked in "Trigger Finger". It's pointed downward and will not move. What can I do at home to help it?

Pinky finger is locked in "Trigger Finger". It's pointed downward and will not move. What can I do at home to help it?

Varies: You could attempt to manually extend it by using your other hand and then splint it in a straightened position. If this is not successful you probably will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Can trigger finger in one finger lead to minor swelling in another at the base which might lead to devloping another trigger finger?

I don't think that: Swelling in one leads to the triggering in the other. The adjacent finger may show signs of altered mechanics induced bythe triggering finger preventing full motion, especially the ring finger and its adjacnet middle and small. The adjacent finger may jsut happen to also have a trigger finger that was clincailly quiescent and it develops a bit later. But doubt it spreads by swelling, directly. ...Read more

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My 3yo son has trigger finger for almost a yr should we see dr or wait? He pops it out sometimes but it hurts him n it's locked up again

My 3yo son has trigger finger for almost a yr should we see dr or wait? He pops it out sometimes but it hurts him n it's locked up again

Time to get it fixed: This is likely a congenital trigger thumb and by age 3 it should have resolved by now. The developement of thumb function is very important at this age. Now is the right time to surgically release the trigger thumb and avoid any delays in developement of hand function. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more